It’s 2023, and new organizational goals, objectives, plans, and optimizations always come with a new year. Each year, IT becomes increasingly important as technology evolves to take on more roles in most organizations. Cybersecurity also endures as a hot topic with many standout breaches in 2022- think Panasonic and Rogers- that act as case studies for why organizations must have a cybersecurity infrastructure in place. Below are three ways to prepare your company’s IT for the year ahead.
Use the Cloud
For clarity – the Cloud refers to software and services that run on the internet instead of on a company’s hard drive. Using the Cloud is beneficial as it allows operational efficiencies for individual workflow, collaboration across the team, data security due to constant backups, flexibility for scalability, and more. However, there are downsides that come with the Cloud, including reliance on an internet connection and security assurance. That said, the cloud should be a necessity for any organization, provided it is implemented the right way and aligned with the company’s objectives and workflow. At WW Works, we can provide a cloud assessment to determine which cloud services are best for your business including cost estimates.
Focus on Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is no longer negotiable. All businesses- regardless of size- must implement comprehensive cybersecurity infrastructure into their business to protect from security breaches and stolen or lost data that could be detrimental to an organization. Cyberattacks carry high costs, both tangible and intangible. If your business does not do frequent security audits, have its network monitored, or have an up-to-date security plan, your organization is at risk.
Be Proactive with your IT
Reactive IT solutions lead to inefficiencies, downtime, and unnecessary and unexpected costs for you and your business. Having proactive measures in place to monitor your IT, keep software up-to-date, data backed up, devices managed, and security enforced allows you to ensure your organization’s IT is taken care of and removes the worry of IT for your company. If you are a small- or medium-sized business, outsourcing your IT to a managed service provider will provide you with all the benefits of an IT department at a low cost.
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